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DeskScapes 8

What is DeskScapes 8?  (from Stardock)

DeskScapes gives you the capability to animate and customize the wallpaper on your Windows desktop. Choose one of the animated wallpapers already included with DeskScapes, or use your own images WMV files to personalize your desktop. Choose from over 40 effects to apply to any wallpaper. Effects include: black and whit...  Read more


DeskScapes 8 is a software program developed by Stardock. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 24.35 MB (25,535,080 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 85% of users of DeskScapes 8 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stardock.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\DeskScapes8
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\DeskScapes8\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\DeskScapes8\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 24.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DeskScapes 8

  • DeElevate.exe - DeElevate Application (De-elevation tool)
  • DeElevate64.exe
  • deskscape.dll - Stardock DeskScapes 8
  • Deskscapes.exe - DeskScapes 8
  • Deskscapes64.exe
  • DeskscapesConfig.exe - DeskScapes 8 Configuration app
  • deskscapeshybrid.dll - Stardock Deskscapes 8 (Stardock Deskscapes Hybrid engine)
  • DS8Srv.exe - Stardock DeskScapes 8 Service
  • DreamControl32.dll
  • DreamMaker.dll
  • DreamMaker.exe
  • deskscapes.dll - Stardock DeskScapes (DeskScapes)
  • DSHost.exe - DSHost Application
  • sdactivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • deskscapesvideo.dll
  • DSFix.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • deskscapes.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'DeskscapesMenu' with a class of {EC654325-1273-C2A9-2B7C-45D29BCE68FB}.
  • DS8Srv.exe runs as a service named 'Stardock DeskScapes 8' (DeskScapes8) "Stardock DeskScapes 8 Service".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.25 MB
21.09 MB average
User CPU:0.00000498%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:458
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1008 KB
CPU cycles/sec:641

How do I remove DeskScapes 8?

Quickly and completely remove DeskScapes 8 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DeskScapes 8 from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DeskScapes 8, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove DeskScapes 8.

Win 8 50%
Win 7 8%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 8 16.67%
Windows 10 Pro 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.19%
  Canada 3.70%
  Germany 3.70%
  United Kingdom 3.70%
  GL 3.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
American Megatrends 20.00%
Intel 10.00%
Alienware 10.00%
Acer 10.00%
ASUS 10.00%
Common models
MSI MS-7592 12.50%
HPE-450f 12.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 12.50%
Gateway FX6840 12.50%
Dell Inspiron 5720 12.50%
Dell Inspiron 1764 12.50%

About Stardock

Stardock is a software development company that initially developed for the OS/2 platform, but switch to Windows.
Publisher URL: www.stardock.com


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